I’m a writer of novels, short stories, essays, and poems. You can read more about me on my Press page. The Novels, Stories, Essays, and Poems pages list my publications, including some that are available to read online. The Purchase page tells you where you can buy my work. The Free page links to writing of mine that is available online for free. This page is about what’s happening now. Look below to see what I have coming out, where I will be appearing this year, and where you can find more information about me. This page also tells you how to contact me.

My Blog is updated weekly, so if you would like to know what I’m working on or thinking about, you can always check there. I hope you enjoy browsing!


I have two novels coming out from Saga Press, in 2017 and 2018.  The first one, very tentatively titled The Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, will be out in the summer of 2017, and a sequel will be out the following year.  These novels are based on a novella of mine originally published on Strange Horizons, which you can read online: “The Mad Scientist’s Daughter.”

Tor.com Cover for Red as Blood

In May, a short story of mine, “Red as Blood and White as Bone,” came out on Tor.com (you can see the illustration above). Another short story, “The Other Thea,” will be coming out this year in The Starlit Wood, an anthology of fairy tales forthcoming from Saga Press (see the cover below).

Starlit Wood

Also in May, my short story “Her Mother’s Ghosts” was reprinted in Mithila Review, to accompany an essay of mine, “Writing My Mother’s Ghosts.”  The essay is about why I write and what I believe about writing, especially fantasy.

My story “Lily, with Clouds” was reprinted in the April issue of Lightspeed Magazine, so  you can now read it online.  I also have a new poem called “The Bear’s Wife” that came out in April in Mythic Delirium.

My poetry collection Songs for Ophelia and my short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting were both published in 2014 by Papaveria Press. Songs for Ophelia includes eighty poems, some of which have been published in places such as Goblin Fruit, Mythic Delirium, and The Journal of Mythic Arts.

Songs for Ophelia

In the Forest of Forgetting was originally published by Prime Books and has been reissued by Papaveria Press in a new edition, with a story that didn’t appear in the original collection.  Papaveria Press has put the first story from the collection online: it’s called “The Rose in Twelve Petals.”

Forest of Forgetting


I’ve started a poetry blog!  If you like my poetry, go to Theodora Goss: Poems and subscribe to receive poems by email as I post them.  Or just go read the blog . . .

I’m in the process of editing an online anthology called Poems of the Fantastic and Macabre. If you like poetry with fantastical, macabre elements, take a look! I will be adding to the anthology on a regular basis.

Fabulous artist and illustrator David Wyatt painted a picture called The Word Witch that is based on me. You can buy a print on Etsy, or various Word Witch items on Redbubble.

Word Witch


In 2016, I’ll be attending the following conferences and conventions:

Boskone, February 19-21, Boston, Massachusetts
The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, March 16-20, Orlando, Florida
Readercon, July 7-10, Quincy, Massachusetts


I’m represented by Barry Goldblatt Literary.

If you would like to contact me directly, you can email me at tgoss@bu.edu. If you would like to send me something, you can send it to the following address:

Dr. Theodora Goss
Boston University CAS Writing Program
100 Bay State Road, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Or, of course, you can send me a message on Facebook or Twitter. Click on the Facebook link to see my page, and click on the Twitter link to see my tweets. Feel free to friend me or follow me!


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